Choosing a Christian College: 15 Questions to Ask Current Students

One of the best ways to learn more about a particular college is to ask questions, and who better to ask than current college students? These are the students who have struggled through the same questions you have been asking. Think of them as seasoned veterans or wise gurus who have already been through the challenges of the college selection process.
ask1There are a number of ways to get connected with current students. Talk to students you already know at the college, or ask an admission officer to connect you with some students. But the most authentic way to converse with current students may be to talk to someone hanging out in the student center or catch some students on their way to their dorm. In this case, it’s OK to talk to strangers.

15 Questions You Must Ask Current Students on a College Visit:

1. Why did you decide to attend this college?

2. Is the college what you thought it would be? Why or why not?

3. What do you like best about this college?

4. What do you like the least?

5. What do the majority of students complain about?

6. What are the most popular majors?

7. How do you like the professors here?

8. How is the spiritual life on campus?

9. Are there ministry opportunities?

10. Are there lots of ways to get involved?

11. How well does this college prepare you for finding a job?

12. What do students do on the weekends?

13. How would you describe the people here?

14. What kind of student would fit in at this college?

15. If you could go back in time, would you choose this college again? If not, why?

With so many visits, it’s important to take some time and listen to the voices that make up the student body. Each college is distinct, so take the time to figure out what makes each college—and its students—unique!

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